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Grand Canyon National Park

2009/2010 Accomplishment Report

Water bottle filling stations

Nine new filling stations for water bottles will be built at trailheads and heavily visited areas of the park so that the sale of plastic-bottled water can be discontinued by Jan. 1, 2011. The Grand Canyon Green Team is deeply involved in this project to promote sustainable practices and reduce waste

Boat house improvements

Grand Canyon’s boat operations are housed in historic park maintenance buildings that were not designed for such use. An improvement project was approved, but available funds are not enough to build a new facility. The park has prepared a plan to upgrade parts of the park warehouse and equipment bays so boats can be housed there more efficiently. This renovation will accomplish the work for one-quarter of the cost of building a new one. A construction contract was to be awarded in late FY 2010.

Above, the park's current river operations facility. Belo , the derigging of a river patrol trip. NPS photos

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